Le Silence. Une fiction

2012

NMNM / Mack
Bilingual French/English
240 pages
Softcover, 20 x 28 cm
ISBN : 978-1-907946-20-2

Foreword(s) : HRH The Princess of Hanover
Text(s) : Marc Augé, Marie-Claude Beaud, Simone Menegoi, Chris Sharp

35 €

LE SILENCE Une fiction gathers a corpus of contemporary works by 25 artists, ranging from Arman’s Accumulations to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs, and together they present a world that is both strange and familiar, what curator Simone Menegoi refers to as “the story of a planet that has become uninhabitable for reasons unknown….” Part scientific experiment, part fictional narrative, the effect of these traces that our civilisation leaves behind is one of a reversal of history, as if the works between the pages, artifacts of our contemporary era, are being observed through the eyes of an archaeologist or anthropologist from the future.

This bilingual publication includes critical texts (one of them written by Marc Augé) and Chris Sharp’s novella.


Curator: Simone Menegoi
Associate Curator: Cristiano Raimondi


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